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Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers rode Eastern Washington’s red tide to victory

It wasn’t a wave, it was the tide. The regular, recurrent tide.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

WHAT TO WATCH: After turbulent campaign, it’s up to voters

When voting ends where. Turnout. How media organizations will gather data. Which races in states with polls that close earliest may point to which party is doing better. And much …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Long lines, machine breakdowns mar vote on Election Day

Problem signs that arose during weeks of early voting carried into Election Day as some voters across the country faced hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting equipment and unexpectedly closed polling places.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump

With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit …

GOP leader resigns after saying she would have shot reporter Gianforte assaulted

Karen Marshall, a leader within Gallatin County Republican Women, said on a radio station that she would have shot the Guardian reporter who was assaulted by Gianforte. She resigned from …

Spokane high school students leave hate out of politics project

The young people of Spokane talked politics this week, and they managed to do it without a trace of nastiness.

Randy Brandt, Patrick Johnson, Lynden Smithson vie for open district court seat

Judge Vance Peterson’s planned retirement at the end of the year has drawn three challengers vying to become Spokane County’s newest district court judge. All three have lived in Spokane …

Democrats poised to claim ballot slots in nearly all House districts in California

California Democrats on Wednesday were poised to claim slots on nearly every House ballot on the year’s biggest day of primary elections, a major step forward in the party’s pursuit …

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018

Despite win, GOP unsettled by narrow margin in U.S. House election in Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. – It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state’s current and former governors, but the GOP …

House Democrats choose a 2019 villain: Ryan, not Trump

House Democrats think they’ve found a Republican to demonize during next year’s midterm election, and it’s not Donald Trump. Recognizing the Republican president’s enduring popularity with his white working-class base, …

Russia-linked bots hone online attack plans for 2018 U.S. vote

After the 2016 U.S. presidential race was subject to Russian cyber meddling, analysts say the ferocity of more recent assaults is a preview of what could be coming in the …

Eye on Boise: Little-known North Idaho Democrat steps forward in 1st CD race

Democrat Michael William Smith of Post Falls talks about his decision to run for Congress.